I can't find an answer to this question anywhere. I have my very first broody hen. She has hatched 2 chicks so far. I have a couple questions actually. How long will she stay in the nest box with her chicks? When she wants to leave the nesting box with her chicks it is up high enough that I think the chicks will get hurt trying to leave the nest box. Can this happen? If so what should I do? How will she feed her chicks? I have food available to them 24/7. Although it's not pellets it is crumble (not medicated). Can she feed them regular non medicated crumble? Also, the water situation. I have some bowls outside for my ducks to use as water, the other chickens use it too. Will the chicks drown in the water? And, finally when she leaves the nest box with her chicks will the other chicks/ducks/roosters peck her babies and kill them? I would feel better putting them in their own coop but, I don't have supplies. If I put them in a dog crate the babies are serama chicks so they will walk right through the dog crate. Also, the mom will not like it because, her other hens and rooster that she came into the flock with, she will cry for them. Am I paranoid? Im super worried. Thanks!